Graduate Diploma of Criminological Research Studies

Program code

4179

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$21,000.00* per year (more)
* 2018 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher (5.0 GPA)

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2018 (more)

Applications close

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Why choose this program?

The Graduate Diploma of Criminological Research Studies is an 80 credit point program designed to provide graduates in the criminology and criminal justice discipline with the opportunity to undertake advanced study in research methodology and to undertake supervised research work in the discipline area appropriate to their research trajectory.

The program provides the necessary preparation for entry into a higher degree research program (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or equivalent program) for applicants who do not possess the required qualifications for direct admission into these programs. The program will also be available to students who wish to undertake advanced studies in the identified disciplinary fields but who may not wish to progress to MPhil or PhD study.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply for admission to MPhil or PhD candidature subject to fulfilment of the requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure. The grade achieved will determine eligibility for admission to either a PhD or MPhil candidature.

The Program Director will be responsible for the overall supervision of students in the program and for monitoring their progress throughout the program.

Students may choose to exit the Graduate Diploma program (after successfully completing the specified courses) with the Graduate Certificate in Criminological Research Studies.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
4179 Graduate Diploma of Criminological Research Studies (this program) Mt Gravatt, Online Trimester 1 only
3319 Graduate Certificate in Criminological Research Studies Mt Gravatt, Online Exit point only

Attendance information

The Graduate Diploma of Criminological Research Studies will be offered full-time and part-time; on-campus and online.

Students enrolling in the Graduate Diploma of Criminological Research Studies will be required to complete coursework and a dissertation.

Coursework: As far as possible, courses will be available for study through a variety of modes.

Dissertation: During enrolment in the dissertation component of this program, it will be expected that students will be able to work independently for most of the time. Students will be required to confer regularly with their supervisors and it is recommended that students discuss on-campus attendance requirements with their supervisors prior to the start of the dissertation.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

The research capabilities developed through the program will be appropriate for students seeking employment in research fields.

Pathways to further study

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Criminological Research Studies (and have achieved a grade point average of 5.0 or higher with a grade of 5 or higher in the dissertation component) will be eligible for admission into the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Criminological Research Studies (and have achieved a grade point average of 5.5 or higher with a grade of 6 or higher in the dissertation component) will be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time semesters/trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Diploma of Criminological Research Studies (4179)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2018 Fee Band 21.0 $262.50 $21,000.00
2017 FPPG Band 15B $256.25 $20,500.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the semester in which they are enrolled.

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